News

NJ Seeks to Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports

ATLANTIC CITY – A lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would regulate daily fantasy sports in the state, putting an agency widely considered the toughest gambling regulator in the country in charge of it. Sen. Jim Whelan, a Democrat and former Atlantic City mayor, said Monday
Continue Reading →

Judge Clears Sale of Shuttered Caesars Tunica Casino

CHICAGO—Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. secured a bankruptcy judge’s permission to sell its Harrah’s Tunica Hotel & Casino in Mississippi as part of its chapter 11 restructuring. Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago on Monday signed off on the shut
Continue Reading →

Mass. Gaming Commission Currently has ‘No Ability’ to Regulate Fantasy Sports

BOSTON – The legal status of online fantasy sports is “in flux,” and state regulators would need new powers if they’re to tackle the burgeoning industry, according to a memo written for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission by a staff attorney. The Gaming Commission was created th
Continue Reading →

Foundation Gaming Group to Buy DiamondJack’s-Vicksburg Casino

JACKSON, Miss. The company that has run Vicksburg’s DiamondJacks casino since it came out of bankruptcy in 2013 will buy it. Gulfport-based Foundation Gaming Group made the announcement Monday. The gambling facility opened in 1993 as Isle of Capri and was Vicksburg’s first
Continue Reading →

Cruisers pack up after record breaking event

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – The week-long party on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is coming to an end. Classic cars are being loaded onto their trailers, RVs are hitting the road, and Cruisin’ the Coast is closing the books on another big year. Cruisers are packing up and hitting the
Continue Reading →

No fast track for skill-based slots

I was forwarded a press release regarding a company touting their skill-based slot products and their optimism about having their machines in field trial in the early part of 2016. While I wish that company well and hope their prognostications come true, I don’t share their optimism a
Continue Reading →

Florida court reverses itself on slots

Gary Fineout, Associated Press · October 2, 2015 at 5:17 pm 15 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A far-reaching court ruling that could have opened the door to slot machines at dog and horse tracks across Florida has been reversed. The 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday ruled that slot mac
Continue Reading →

Games on display at G2E show transition to skill-based products

By J.D. Morris (contact) Friday, October 2, 2015 – 2 a.m. Skill and interactivity were the words of the week on the showroom floor of this year’s Global Gaming Expo. The annual casino industry conference, also known as G2E, wrapped up Thursday after several days showcasing some
Continue Reading →

Biloxi Makes Way for 9th Casino

BILOXI — The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s plan for connecting the last length of the road around East Biloxi that will allow the city’s ninth casino to move forward. Chris Ferrara showed designs of Biloxi Pointe Casino he
Continue Reading →